DREAMS REWIRED
This essay film by Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode, narrated by Tilda Swinton, traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality.   Using rare archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, DREAMS REWIRED reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid.
  Kayak Libre
Kayak Libre, recipient of the Marianne.von.Willemer Award for Digital Media 2012 is on show at FIELDS , Latvian National Museum of the Arts / Arsenal, from 15th May 2014.
FACELESS

[upcoming events: World Privacy Day Symposium BRUSSELS Jan 2015.  Nuit Blanche / Art Souterrain MONTREAL Feb 2015.  Planète Marker: Centre Pompidou PARIS 2014] A CCTV sci-fi fairy-tale, FACELESS was produced under the rules of the Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers '. The manifesto states, amongst other things, that additional cameras are not permitted at filming locations, as the omnipresent existing video surveillance (CCTV) is already in operation... DVD available at amazon.co.uk and ambient.publishing

  WE'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER
* short-listed for the Royal Society Young People Book Award 2014 * An illustrated book by Mukul Patel for ages 10+ that introduces real mathematics - the kind you don't get taught at school. In it you'll discover the game of life, a better way to board planes, and why some infinities are bigger than others… and also moose, wolves, bikes with triangular wheels, and the longest poem in the world. Includes puzzles and challenges, biographies, and a guide to where to find out more. And a rocking quote from Henri Poincaré: "Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things'."
  Unknown Territories [C4's Random Acts]
This three-minute film by Manu Luksch explores the contemporary art of pole dancing and its image in society through Elena Gibson, one of the genre's celebrated performers. The soundtrack includes Elena's accounts of cornerstone events in her relationship to pole dancing.
  A NEW AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE 3D
An experimental stereoscopic 3D fiction film.
  Mapping CCTV around Whitehall
A short video about mapping locations and range of CCTV cameras in central London. [ VIDEO 160 sec, QT]. upcoming screenings as part of PLAYING WITH SPACE: firstsite Gallery Colchester 26 MAR; LADA London 25 MAR 2015
  publication AMBIENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Luksch/Patel
The publication Ambient Information Systems elucidates the work of Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel and collaborators as part of the wave of critical art that has emerged alongside the rise of digital networks. Available from Amazon
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